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Djokovic maintains top spot in tennis rankings

Madrid: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic maintained the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday with 14,265 points.   Scotland's Andy Murray....

Chelsea head coach Mourinho defends Terry substitution

Manchester: Chelsea football club manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to substitute captain John Terry at half-time during their 0-3 English Premier League (EPL) defeat against Manchester City.  ....

Real Madrid finalises contract extension with Ramos till 2020

Madrid: Spanish football giants Real Madrid on Monday confirmed that defender Sergio Ramos and the club have reached an agreement over a new deal which will ensure the player will....

Lahiri records best Indian finish at golf Majors

Haven (Wisconsin): Anirban Lahiri finished tied fifth following a superb four-under 68 in the fourth and final at the $10,000,000 97th Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship here to record the....

Now, Tendulkar to bat for Maharashtra’s tigers

Mumbai: Cricket icon Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar will now bat for Maharashtra's endangered big striped cats by becoming a 'Tiger Ambassador', an official said here on Monday.   Last Thursday....

Man City thrash Chelsea 3-0 in Premier League action

Manchester: English football club Manchester City blew out Chelsea 3-0 on Sunday to move into the top spot in the Premier League standings.   Argentine Sergio Kun Aguero opened up....

Nigeria appoints coaches for women’s cricket team

Lagos: Nigeria has appointed two coaches, Musa Cyril and Tony Ajaelu, to take charge of the national women's cricket team for an invitational tournament in Tanzania.   The appointment was....

Incorrect Spanish anthem played at badminton Worlds

Jakarta: An incorrect version of the Spanish national anthem was played during the medal presentation ceremony of the badminton World Championships here on Sunday.   An older version of the....

Golfer Lahiri tied eighth in PGA Championship

Haven (Wisconsin): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri scored two-under 70 to drop four places to be tied eighth after the third round of the $10,000,000 97th Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship....

Sania-Martina lose Toronto tennis semis

Toronto: The Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered a straight games loss and were ousted from the women's doubles semifinals of the Canadian Open here.  ....

English Premier League standings

London: Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. Leicester 2 2....

French Ligue 1 standings

Paris: Following are the French Ligue 1 standings after the second round matches played on Saturday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), according to....

Saina becomes first Indian to enter final at Worlds

Jakarta: World No.2 shuttler Saina Nehwal created history by becoming the first Indian to enter the final of the badminton World Championships as the second seed defeated a stubborn Lindaweni....

Saina in maiden badminton Worlds final

Jakarta: World No.2 shuttler Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to enter the final of the badminton World Championships, defeating local girl Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17 in the semi-final here....

Sania-Martina in Rogers Cup semi-finals

    Toronto: Top-ranked women's tennis doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 6-2 win over the Chan....

Saina in semis, assured of maiden Worlds bronze

Jakarta: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal came out with a sensational performance on Friday to enter her maiden women's singles semifinal at the World Championships and assure herself of at....

Chain secures India’s seventh Rio Olympics shooting quota

Gabala (Azerbaijan): Asian Games bronze medal-winning rifle shooter Chain Singh secured India's seventh Rio 2016 Olympics shooting qualification place by reaching the final of the men's 50 metre Rifle 3....

Sri Lanka bowled out for 367 in second innings

Galle: Hosts Sri Lanka took a 175-run lead after being bowled out for 367 in their second innings on third day of the first Test match against India at the....

Aussie cricket coach Lehmann’s academy to open branch in India

Mumbai: Young Indian players have reason to cheer with the Adelaide-based Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy coming up with a proposal to establish a centre of excellence in the country.  ....

Djokovic, Murray, Nadal in Canadian Open quarters

Montreal: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter-finals with routine victories at the $3,587,490 Canadian Open tennis tournament here.   The top-seeded Djokovic, who captured his....

Mexican footballer Jimenez moves to Benfica

Lisbon: Mexican footballer Raul Jimenez has signed with Portuguese side Benfica until 2020, making the move from Spanish club Atletico Madrid.   Negotiations for Jimenez, who landed in Lisbon on....

Tough terrain to test MRF stars in Malaysian Rally

Johor Bahru (Malaysia): The indications are that the Malaysian Rally, which is also the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), commencing here on Saturday after Friday night's....

Coca Cola ropes in Ganguly for promoting U-17 World Cup

Kolkata: Soft drinks giant Coca Cola has signed up former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as its face to promote football and the Under-17 FIFA World Cup to be played in....

India vs Sri Lanka: First Test, Day 3, lunch scoreboard

Galle: Scoreboard at lunch on the third day's play of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Galle International Cricket Stadium here on Friday:   Sri Lanka....

Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini miss out on Worlds bronze

Jakarta: In a case of so-near-and-yet-so-far once again, the Indian duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was ousted from the women's doubles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships here....

India restrict Sri Lanka to 108/5

Galle: India restricted Sri Lanka to 108 for five in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Galle International Cricket Stadium here on....

Jwala-Ashwini ousted from World badminton

Jakarta: Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were knocked out of the women's doubles quarterfinals at the World Championships here on Friday. The 13th seeds lost 23-25, 14-21....

Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro: Following are the Brazilian Serie A standings after the latest round of matches completed on Thursday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against,....

Kohli’s passion and aggression akin to Maradona’s: Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday compared present Test skipper Virat Kohli's passion and aggression to that of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.   "Maradona is one....

Dhawan, Kohli put India in command

Galle: Opener Shikhar Dhawan (134) and skipper Virat Kohli (103) struck fluent centuries to help India finish Day 2 with a 187-run lead over Sri Lanka at stumps on Thursday....